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6 05, 2024

Easy Deconstructed Burrito Bowl

By Rosanne Rust|2024-05-06T14:06:39-04:00May 6th, 2024|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Easy Deconstructed Burrito Bowl

Looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal? This burrito bowl is the answer! I love a one-pan meal! Loaded with protein and fiber, it's satisfying and easy to make. If you are following a DASH Diet, this recipe fits the bill. It's low in sodium, low in [...]

22 04, 2024

Small Steps, Big Impact: Consider Your Food Waste

By Rosanne Rust|2024-04-22T13:03:43-04:00April 22nd, 2024|Easy Cooking, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Wellness|Comments Off on Small Steps, Big Impact: Consider Your Food Waste

Did you know that 40% of all food wasted happened in the residential sector? That’s us! Food waste is going to happen. However, once you start noticing it, you’ll find you can do better to create LESS waste (not necessarily zero). I encourage you to take some time [...]

27 03, 2024

Take a Tour on a Berry Farm

By Rosanne Rust|2024-03-27T12:23:55-04:00March 27th, 2024|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Take a Tour on a Berry Farm

Many people say they want to know where their food comes from. I have a request. Every time you open your refrigerator or freezer - think about the farmers, pickers, and processors of your food. Be grateful! I recently had the opportunity to tour a local blueberry farm [...]

15 03, 2024

Is Plant-Based Food the Real Solution?

By Rosanne Rust|2024-03-15T14:50:34-04:00March 15th, 2024|Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste, Health Professionals, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Is Plant-Based Food the Real Solution?

The term "plant-based" is hot. I recently attended a sponsored conference in which the term "reducetarian" was introduced. This term describes meat-eaters who are trying to reduce the portions and frequency of meat consumption, and add more plants to their diet. Less Meat, More Plants Full disclosure: I [...]

13 03, 2024

The Research on Soy and Soy Foods

By Rosanne Rust|2024-04-19T21:12:10-04:00March 13th, 2024|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Wellness|Comments Off on The Research on Soy and Soy Foods

There is so much misinformation about soy and soy foods. It's been blamed for everything from breast cancer to male feminization. Let's take a quick look. Research on Women There is a lot of research surrounding the health benefits of soy for women. In fact, including soy foods [...]

8 03, 2024

Pesticide Residues – Should You Be Worried?

By Rosanne Rust|2024-03-08T15:01:46-05:00March 8th, 2024|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Pesticide Residues – Should You Be Worried?

I am a nutrition advisor to Bayer Crop Science, but the material shared here is evidence-based and all thoughts are my own. Social media has become a black hole of misinformation (and time). This is certainly true when it comes to food information, diets, and nutrition. Your grandmother [...]

5 01, 2024

How to Embrace Your Best Self through Each Life Cycle

By Rosanne Rust|2024-01-05T13:48:55-05:00January 5th, 2024|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on How to Embrace Your Best Self through Each Life Cycle

We are about to embark on the diet industry's favorite month: January. It is hard to believe that the endless cycle of shame, weight loss, weight re-gain, continues to grab people's attention. It's perfectly fine to want to take care of yourself and get back to "normal eating" [...]

27 10, 2023

Creamy Macaroni with Pumpkin Sauce

By Rosanne Rust|2023-10-27T13:48:55-04:00October 27th, 2023|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Creamy Macaroni with Pumpkin Sauce

If you love mac and cheese or alfredo, you'll love this better-for-you creamy macaroni dish. The secret ingredient is canned pumpkin. A good source of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant, canned pumpkin is a budget friendly, nutritious item to keep in your pantry. What are Antioxidants? Antioxidants are compounds [...]

16 10, 2023

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

By Rosanne Rust|2023-10-16T14:36:53-04:00October 16th, 2023|Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Recipe|Comments Off on Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Are you looking for delicious ways to add more protein and fiber to your diet? While I don't have a gluten sensitivity, many do. As an ambassador to the National Peanut Board, I occasionally get peanut-y gift sent to me. They was recently send this Peanut Flour Blend [...]

17 08, 2023

Can Processed Foods Fit into A Healthy Diet?

By Rosanne Rust|2023-08-30T22:27:50-04:00August 17th, 2023|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Can Processed Foods Fit into A Healthy Diet?

Has anyone ever told you to “eat less processed food”? It’s likely that advice was in the context of “you should choose ‘healthier’ foods”. However, did you know that tofu is considered an ultra-processed food and canned beans are a “processed food” Processed or Ultra-Processed? Of late, you [...]